Second day riding the bus to the new job.

Yesterday it was packed and traffic was awful and I arrived a few minutes late.

Today, half the seats are empty and it looks like I’ll arrive 15-20 minutes early.


Social media for me has been: Meticulously writing a post or reply, then thinking about it for 10 seconds and deleting it.

To catch you up:
Cat died.
New job.
Looking forward to sister & family visiting next weekend.

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In Washington, they have these signs that say β€œabrupt lane change”.

I thought that meant that the lanes were being repainted and I would need to change lanes quickly.

What it *actually* seems to mean is that one lane has been re-paved and the other has not, so there’s a mini cliff between them.

I … would not have guessed that from the text.

Does anyone else cringe at the word "fam"? Like "bro" (which I also dislike) its use often seems to force an unearned familiarity.

It reminds me of calling a stranger "friend", as in "Hey, friend."

Why do people think that just because the software you make available is FOSS you have to be friendly to everyone who uses it?

Customer support and positive feelings from the maintainer are not part of the license deal

"{Haskell, JS, whatever} as fast as C!" always comes down to poking the VM/compiler in just the right ways, by writing non-obvious code, that won't trigger the desired optimisations on a different implementation/version, after a refactoring that invalidates some assumptions, or what have you. I'd rather write obvious code that someone else can understand without having to be a compiler/VM expert.

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir ( and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


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Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

Had a dream that I was on a magic tour bus traveling who-knows-where, but everyone got to meet their spirit animals. Mine was the personification of a small energetic dog. β€œOh, is that why my mind can’t stop racing?” Then I cried. Then I woke up. Weird.

Last night I fell asleep before dinner.

Husband tried to wake me up to have dinner. But I was so happy to be able to sleep without waking myself up coughing, I just moved from the couch to the bed.

After ~11 hours of sleep, I feel like a normal person. ish?

It's so easy to take being healthy for granted.

Taking ibuprofen before bed is like:

🎢 Night... sweats, gonna get the night sweats,
Damp moist sheets cling to you all over.
Night... sweats, gonna get the night sweats,
wake up now and change all the covers. 🎢

Doctor, what does it mean when my lungs sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies?

I keep getting bronchitis. The time between bouts seems to be shrinking. Pretty sure it’s eventually going to kill me. Gasping for breath is not a fun way to go.

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